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XANTHAN GUM

Score:

Data: Fair

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Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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mask397 products
facial moisturizer/treatment340 products
moisturizer317 products
foundation269 products
serums & essences263 products
moisturizer with SPF181 products
facial cleanser148 products
beach & sport sunscreen147 products
toothpaste115 products
shampoo102 products
body wash/cleanser101 products
exfoliant/scrub84 products
around-eye cream77 products
mascara58 products
baby lotion55 products
concealer53 products
hand cream51 products
eye liner44 products
anti-aging44 products
bronzer/highlighter41 products
body firming lotion33 products
lipstick30 products
BB cream30 products
baby shampoo25 products
eye shadow24 products
liquid hand soap22 products
toners/astringents22 products
hair treatment/serum20 products
blush19 products
makeup remover18 products
conditioner17 products
styling gel/lotion16 products
makeup primer16 products
brow liner15 products
foot moisturizer14 products
baby soap14 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
baby bubble bath13 products
hair color and bleaching13 products
shaving cream12 products
bubble bath11 products
sunless tanning11 products
after sun product9 products
hair styling aide8 products
hair spray7 products
after shave6 products
oil controller6 products
baby wipes6 products
tooth whitening6 products
lip liner6 products
baby toothpaste6 products
CC cream5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
mouthwash4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
bar soap4 products
other men's products4 products
beard cleanser4 products
muscle/joint soreness4 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
detangler2 products
makeup with SPF2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
facial powder2 products
other eye makeup2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
body spray1 products
diaper cream1 products
lip balm1 products
pore strips1 products
lip plumper1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
body oil1 products
foot cleansing1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
vapor rubs1 products
beard care1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
1095 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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